You can use tools like Jersey and CXF to write java clients for ReST or SOAP services. You can write your own code on top of http transport libraries like Apache HC. Feign aims to connect your code to http apis with minimal overhead and code. Via customizable decoders and error handling, you should be able to write to any text-based http api.

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Tags: REST Frameworks    

Feign alternatives and related libraries

Based on the "REST Frameworks" category

  • Retrofit

    Type-safe REST client.
  • Dropwizard

    Opinionated framework for setting up modern web applications with Jetty, Jackson, Jersey and Metrics.
  • Spark

    9.2 6.1 L3 Feign VS Spark
    Sinatra inspired framework.
  • Jersey

    JAX-RS reference implementation.
  • rest.li

    Framework for building robust, scalable RESTful architectures using type-safe bindings and asynchronous, non-blocking IO with an end-to-end developer workflow that promotes clean practices, uniform interface design and consistent data modeling.
  • Swagger

    Swagger is a specification and complete framework implementation for describing, producing, consuming, and visualizing RESTful web services.
  • RESTEasy

    Fully certified and portable implementation of the JAX-RS specification.
  • Rapidoid

    A simple, secure and extremely fast framework consisting of embedded HTTP server, GUI components and dependency injection.
  • RestExpress

    Thin wrapper on the JBoss Netty HTTP stack to provide scaling and performance.
  • Microserver

    A convenient extensible Microservices plugin system for Spring & Spring Boot, with over 30 plugins and growing, that supports both micro-monolith and pure microservices styles.
  • RAML

    6.2 4.4 L5 Feign VS RAML
    Modeling language to generate REST APIs with contract first.
  • Restlet Framework

    Pioneering framework with powerful routing and filtering capabilities, unified client and server API.
  • RestX

    4.6 5.9 L2 Feign VS RestX
    Framework based on annotation processing and compile-time source generation.
  • Crnk

    Implementation of the JSON API specification to build resource-oriented REST endpoints with sorting, filtering, paging, linking, object graphs, type-safety, bulk updates, integrations and more.
  • StubbornJava

    Unconventional Java code for building web servers / services without a framework. Think dropwizard but as a seed project instead of a framework. If this project had a theme it would be break the rules but be mindful of your decisions.
  • Restler

    Automatically generates a web service client at run time by analyzing its annotated Spring controller interface

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